“Sometimes, when it is what it is, you just need to roll with what it is!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
Is there an association for hotel architects? If so, I want to do a keynote for them and tell them that most of their designs suck!
I’m off for a keynote this morning, and came into a brand new, nice hotel late yesterday afternoon. I get set for bed, fire up the in-room AC to cool it down – and it does a sound like a distant foghorn every minute. (It’s a #Marriott)
Needless to say, it was a restless night. I’ll do great on stage and sleep on the plane ride home, but here’s the thing – most hotels suck. The AC and heating system. They make noise, they rattle, they hum, they go into massive arguments with themselves in a kind of electro-mechanical death march.
Did your mother not like you, and because of the pain, you decided to take out your angst on society by designing lousy hotel ventilation systems?
We have to do better, folks! Where are those architects? Do they ever sleep in the rooms they create?
Whatever. So again, mindset matters. I’ll go into the day a bit tired but will do my job on stage. As they say, you gotta roll with the punches!